Monday, April 20, 2009

2009 Reviews

For other years and categories, see Review

This list includes books and single stories read in 2009. Previously, this list was organised according to reviews so that a book read in the previous year and reviewed in the current year will be found here. However, this system has been reviewed to reflect only 2009 reads and nothing more and further categorised into months. Note that Single Stories are indicated by SS in brackets. A Single Story is a short story that was not read as part of an anthology or was not part of an anthology at the time of read. These SS are shortlisted short-stories like those for the Caine Prize or are from magazines and other websites.

JUNE:
  1. Faceless by Amma Darko
  2. Harmattan Rain by Ayesha Harruna Attah
  3. No Easy Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
JULY:
  1. Not Without Flowers by Amma Darko
  2. African Agenda by Camynta Baezie
  3. How we Buried Puso by Morabo Morojele
  4. Dreams from my Father by Barack Obama
AUGUST:
  1. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  2. Two Thousand Seasons by Ayi Kwei Armah
  3. Unexpected Joy at Dawn by Alex Agyei-Agyiri
  4. Fragments by Ayi Kwei Armah
  5. Big Bishop Roko and the Altar Gangsters by Kojo Laing
  6. Mr. Happy and the Hammer of God by Martin Egblewogbe
SEPTEMBER:
  1. Kwame Nkrumah: Vision and Tragedy by David Rooney
  2. Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  3. The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  4. Dimples on the Sand by Henry Ajumeze
  5. The Joys of Motherhood by Buchi Emecheta
  6. The Trial by Franz Kafka
  7. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  8. No Longer At Ease by Chinua Achebe
OCTOBER:
  1. Arrow of God by Chinua Achebe
  2. Duskland by J.M. Coetzee
  3. A Bend in the River by V.S. Naipaul
NOVEMBER
  1. Cloth Girl by Marilyn Heward Mills
  2. In the Heart of the Country by J.M. Coetzee
  3. Incidents at the Shrine by Ben Okri
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